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Open Call for Fashion Designers

Open Call: future/fashion 2017

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Curiosity Studio
Open Call 2017

The Curiosity Studio is a design research and residency programme at The Festival of Curiosity supported by Science Foundation Ireland. We are excited to launch a new experimental and interdisciplinary development strand that will support artists and designers who are curious about exploring cutting edge technology, science and design within their creative practice.

The Curiosity Studio’s inaugural call in 2017 future/fashion* is seeking applications specifically from fashion designers who are curious to explore, learn, work with and respond to cutting edge technology and science within their designs and practice. See details of the call below. 

future/fashion*

Would you like to be part of the next generation of home-grown Irish fashion designers working at the cutting edge of technology, science, design & electro couture?

We are seeking ambitious and creative fashion designers who are curious to explore, learn, work with and respond to cutting edge technology and science within their designs and creative practice.

The successful fashion designers will receive financial support, studio space and mentorship from a panel of international experts in engineering, design & technology through a series of workshops from May to July. 

The final designs created during the future/fashion residency will be runway ready for the ‘ILLUMINATIONS’ gala in July, a ground breaking spectacle and runway show which will fuse fashion, technology, performance and light at The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s international festival of science, arts, design and technology.

During The Festival of Curiosity 2017 the final designs will be judged by a panel of experts and the winning design will be presented with the future/fashion Design Award 2017 and a cash prize of €2,500.

Timeline

April 18th, 2017

Design Call Opens


May 10th, 2017

Design Call Closes at 5pm GMT on May 10th, 2017. 


May 17th, 2017

Successful applicants notified



May 27th/28th
June 3rd/4th
Jun 10th/11th

Phase I:  Exploration & Ideation at the Curiosity Studio Dublin. 

Through a series of workshops designers will be introduced to emerging technologies, ideas and explorations in the latest scientific research as inspiration for them to respond to and incorporate into their designs. Brainstorming, ideation and pairing with engineers & technology specialists as required. 


July 1 – 20th, 2017

Phase II: 20 Day Studio Creation & Production

Designers will be work with a team of international engineers and technologists for 20 days in the Curiosity Studio to create their designs and make their pieces runway ready. They will be provided with materials, equipment & technology as required.


July 22nd, 2017

future/fashion Runway Show at The Festival of Curiosity 2017

The final designs created during the future/fashion residency will be runway ready for the ‘ILLUMINATIONS’ gala in July, a ground breaking spectacle and runway show which will fuse fashion, technology, performance and light at The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s international festival of science, arts, design and technology.


What’s Provided

  • Successful designers will be supported to a total budget of €1,500 per project. This will include all artists fees, materials, equipment, shipping, travel and subsistence etc.
  • Designers will receive studio space at the Curiosity Studio at the Chocolate Factory as outlined in the timeline above.
  • Designers will receive expert mentorship, workshops and support from a a team of international engineers & designers as well as being paired with one local engineer if required.
  • All equipment and technology related materials will be provided as required and where appropriate.
  • In addition designers will have the option to receive mentorship from experts in the fields of creative entrepreneurship, media, PR and online marketing.
  • A winning design will be chosen at The Festival of Curiosity 2017 and  the winner will be presented with the Curiosity Studio Future/Fashion Design Award 2017 and a cash prize of €2,500.
  • As a partner of the project MakeFashion Canada has showcased unique projects at fashion and maker events around the world including New York, Paris, Rome, and Shenzhen. The successful designers will have the opportunity to enter the MakeFashion network which will includes opportunities to further showcase their design at shows internationally.
  • We are seeking ambitious and creative fashion designers who are curious about exploring technology and science within their practice and designs.
  • We are welcoming established fashion designers as well as emerging and student fashion designers dependent on portfolios and experience.
  • Successful designers are expected to attend workshops, residency and runway show as needed across the dates outlined above.
  • Successful designers are expected to produce one runway ready piece for the future/fashion show in July.
  • All dates are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Small teams are welcome to apply within the above budget. If you know a designer, scientist or engineer you would like to work with on this project please include them in the application, but please indicate the lead designer in residence for the project.

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